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By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jul 20 2021

Sarah Beauchamp accepted the 2021 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on July 11th.

Beauchamp, shares what this momentous moment means for her journey as a writer, breaking down how she uses writing as a tool for reconciling the different aspects of her identity.

“Writing about my childhood, my family dynamics, my traumas, and my...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jul 20 2021

Sarah Beauchamp accepted the 2021 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival on July 11th.

The Nelson District Arts Council is proud to honour Carver's contributions to the Kootenay arts scene with the support of the Carver Family.

The Carver Award recognizes an emerging writer–one who has published literary work in any genre. Beauchamp,...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jul 13 2021

Pat Henman’s memoir “Beyond the Legal Limit: Surviving a collision with a drunk driver” was published in the winter of 2021 by Caitlin Press.

This searingly honest portrait of a mother and daughter surviving a head-on collision details Pat and Maia’s catastrophic injuries, challenges for the entire family, and their determination to rebuild meaningful lives....

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jul 13 2021

Pat Henman is what you would call a lifetime arts virtuoso.

An award-winning veteran of the Canadian theatre and music industry and published author, she has extensive experience and degrees in theatre, music and creative writing. Pat and her family, husband Larry and three children, Zoe, Maia and Liam, make their home in Nelson.

Pat’s memoir “Beyond the Legal Limit:...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jul 06 2021

 The BC SPCA invites the public to participate in its 13th annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest. Amateur photographers 14 years and...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jun 23 2021

The Nelson Mural Festival recently announce there will be a myriad of creators and musicians in celebration of the arts and community during the August 13 - 15 event.

Now, in their fourth year, the festival has hosted over 95 performances and has had their featured muralists' creations grace over 20 walls in the local Nelson area.

With over 400 national and...

By The Nelson Dail... On on Tuesday Jun 15 2021

Anyone who has ever played or watched a game of chess, may know that what you’re seeing transpire on the board may actually belie the final intention.

This sentiment could be applied to competitive chess player, internationally trained physician and math scholar Patricia Smuga.

Smuga, who moved to the Nelson are a few years ago, just last year championed a premier publication for...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jun 15 2021

This summer Living Lakes Canada is calling on all Columbia Basin residents to get involved in the Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge.

Simply snap a photo of your favourite lake(s) and submit it to the contest for a chance to win prizes from Kicking Horse Coffee and Lush.

Photo submissions will be accepted until July 31, 2021 and displayed in an online gallery and shared on social...

By Contributor On on Friday Jun 11 2021

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) has proudly hosted events that have become instrumental in supporting local artists for over five creative decades. NDAC is excited to be able offer ArtWalk this year, continuing its long history of supporting local artists to sell their work.

The Nelson and District Arts Council has worked hard to engage and support local artists during the...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jun 08 2021

Last week, we were delivered tragic news about Indigenous children who lost their lives in our province’s residential school system. Indigenous communities were hit especially hard by this discovery.

Christopher Yates, a Director of the West Kootenay Métis Society and Lesley Garlow, Indigenous Educator at Touchstones Museum, organized a memorial and ceremony for the 215...

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